Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Day 6 - RC, for Respiratory Comfort!

RC - for Respiratory Comfort!

Remember the days when reaching for RC meant asking for pop?  That's what we call it in the Midwest.  Pop.  And generally by it's name.  So if we wanted an RC, we asked for an RC.  Not Soda - anyway, I digress  I no longer drink Pop, RC, Soda etc, so in my house, when I ask where the RC is, I mean this blend!

So far, in the 14 day challenge, I have only spot-lit single oils, named after the plant form which they were distilled.  There is no plant called "RC" - which is a good tip off that this is a blend! 

RC is comprised of the following essential oils:  Eucalyptus Globulus, Eucalyptus Radiata, Eucalyptus Citriodora, (yep, 3 kinds!), Myrtle, Spruce, Peppermint, Pine, Lavender, Marjoram, Cypress.  WOW!  No wonder our lungs LOVE this stuff! That's a powerful blend!  But it's also balanced with the more gentle Lavender and Marjoram.  RC is wonderful diffused at night.  It opens up those airways, yet the Lavender and Marjoram will let you relax and get rest!  During the day - same thing - opening and relaxing your airways

A little "RC" story:  My husband is a big ol snore factory.  I have devised ways to cope and rest, but if he has any respiratory issues, well, lets just say it's rough!  Lying there, unable to sleep as each loud jack-hammering exhale startled me awake, I went looking for RC!  I dropped 4 or 5 drops in the diffuser and placed it right next to him on his nightstand (he's not big on the diffuser so close - ha!).  But, as RC did it's job, those snores grew quieter and quieter, plus - he stayed asleep!  The next day he wanted to know why the diffuser was "right next to his head".  I explained, and to my surprise, he asked if he could take it with on his golf trip the next day.  It seems the other guys don't like rooming with Snory McSnorenson.  No diffuser?  Apply diluted to the chest, rub a bit under your nose, apply straight the bottoms of your feet - be sure to that big toe!  (It works wonders on your snorer!

RC may not be an "everyday" oil, but many of us could use some Respiratory Comfort for those kinda days!

This oil is generally in the Premium Starter kit. However, Young Living will substitute another oil in for it if it's out of stock.  They call it "Flex Oils".  Often, Tea Tree will be subbed - which is also a fabulous choice, and a talk for another day.  To order your kit, please click on the link to the right, "Best Ways to Begin".  Enjoy!